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Wood Badge 2019

May 17 @ 8:00 am - May 26 @ 5:00 pm


The first of the Wood-Badge Trainings was held in London in 1919 at Gilwell Park. On the 100th anniversary of the launch of these trainings, also called Gilwell Education, WOIS Britain opens the WOIS International Wood-Badge Training in Gilwell Park. It will be meaningful to receive your Wood-Badge certificate with a training in Gilwell Park.

In 1911, Baden-Powell took the first steps in training Scouting’s adult leaders by organising a series of lectures for Scouters. He made great strides in the years that followed, culminating in 1919 with the establishment of Wood Badge training. Wood Badge recipients now number more than 100,000 and can be found in all corners of the world.

Wood Badge is the advanced leadership and team-building training for adult leaders.
It teaches skills that are useful in Scouting and elsewhere
The program is for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout and Venture leaders as well as council and district leaders. Wood Badge for the 21st Century focuses on leadership, not outdoor skills.

The 21st Century Wood Badge course brings together leaders from all areas of Scouting – Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturing.

The Wood Badge course is designed to represent a month in the life of a Scout unit, with participants entering as Cub Scouts, then bridging into Boy Scouting to form patrols for the remainder of the program. Selected staff members will interact with participants as a Venturing crew.  Participants will take part in numerous presentations, discussions, and activities that explore and advance a wide range of leadership philosophies and tools. In addition to all the opportunities for learning at a Wood Badge course, participants will find a tremendous amount of fellowship, a keen sense of accomplishment, and plenty of fun. 21st Century Wood Badge should:

  • Enhance leaders ability to train other leaders who can effectively lead their groups.
  • Increase the number of units using small and large group models best defined by the patrol method.
  • Increase the efficiency and effectiveness with which units operate.
  • Leaders will be more effective working with large units comprised of many dens/patrols/adults giving more individuals the opportunity to lead.
  • Improve retention of adult leaders through increased personal satisfaction and fulfillment.

Date: May 19-25, 2019 (May 18-26, 2019 for non-UK participants)

Location: Gilwell Park, London, United Kingdom

Last application: Friday, March 1, 2019


May 17 @ 8:00 am
May 26 @ 5:00 pm
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WOIS Britain


Gilwell Park
Bury Road, Chingford
London, E4 7QW United Kingdom
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